2021 Herdade do Sobroso Elevage Tinto
Herdade do Sobroso is located in Vidigueira in the Alentejo region. This is one of the oldest wine regions in Portugal. In the beautiful Alentejo, Herdade do Sobroso has a perfect location with its vineyards situated on the banks of the river Guadiana and its tributary river Rio dos Patos or the river of the ducks. The trademark is therefore the ducks on the labels. It is the perfect setting for the ripening of the grapes and few vineyards have this luxury and this explains why this winery can make very nice wines because there is never a water debt. In addition to the fact that there is sufficient water, this region is the only one in the Alentejo that has the influence of the ocean that ensures healthy ripening.
The Élevage Tinto is the absolute top model of Herdade do Sobroso and is a selection of the best grapes from Alicante Bouschet from the south shale clay plots. Shale or Schist is the rock most often associated with landslides. Weathering changes the shale into a clay-rich soil and it looks very much like slate but is more brittle. The grapes are picked manually and are selected down to the berry level. After fermentation in "lagar" with controlled temperature, the wine matures for 12 months in amphora. This wine is silky smooth, wonderfully dry with only pure aromas of ripe red fruit, plums, blackberries and cherries. Ripe and supple tannins. Intense, deep and fresh, revealing the purity of the aromas. The vines on this Schist soil give a unique mineral chalky touch to the wine. This is a fantastic wine that only a few hundred bottles are made in the best years. The Amforen education gives the most honest representation of a wine. It does give the minimum oxygen transmission as with a wooden barrel but does not add flavors. Put this on the table next to a (much more expensive) Burgundy and be surprised. A nice element is that the cork of this beautiful bottle is replaced with an amphorae/clay closure with the logo of Herdade do Sobrroso.
Combine this beautiful wine with traditional Portuguese meat dishes or mature cheeses. Nice to drink but can certainly plummet for another 10+ years. Open or decant early in its younger years and pour this wine into a large, spacious glass. For example, our beautiful Spiegelau Bourgogne glasses.
Total acidity | Acidez total | Acidity Total -4.7 g/l
PH - 3.76
Total Sugar| Acucares Totales | Sucres Totaux -1.8 g/l
GOOD FACT: In the Tab: Attachment you will find the official fact sheet of the wine and some beautiful photos of this great domain.
|Type of Wine
|Herdade do Sobroso
|Drinking as of
|Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full
|Barbecue, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard